Rose Bowl semifinal 2017: Georgia vs. Oklahoma location, date, and more

Rose Bowl semifinal 2017: Georgia vs. Oklahoma location, date, and more

The other national semifinal will feature the one seed Clemson taking on the surprising four seed Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.

While Georgia first played football in 1892 and Oklahoma in 1895, this will be the first time the two historic programs will play one another.

Stoops was in Athens for a speaking engagement in early October and spoke to the Bulldogs, telling them "the best teams he's been a part of, they've gotten better as the season went on", kicker Rodrigo Blankenship said.

The Rose Bowl matchup between Oklahoma and Georgia is still a few weeks away, but the rivalry between the two fan bases is already in full swing.

If the Bulldogs can produce the same efficiency on defense in the Rose Bowl, they'll give themselves a significant chance of advancing to the national championship.

Joseph, a junior linebacker, could end up being a disruption to the Alabama offense, as he's recorded 10 or more solo tackles in three games this season. I think the Rose Bowl is going to be pretty fun!

It was gratifying to see the Sooners get the No. 2 seed, which will pair them against a second straight team out of the SEC. Saturday's 41-17 win over the Horned Frogs in the Big 12 title game was the latest and most emphatic sign that the Sooners' supposed Achilles' heel may not be as exposed as everyone thought: TCU was held to 317 yards, its third lowest output of the year, and were forced into two costly turnovers.

Oklahoma and Georgia, teams that rank seventh and 11 in all-time wins, have never played in football before. After reaffirming their supremacy on both sides of the ball-all Heisman front-runner Mayfield did was go 15 of 23 through the air for 243 yards and four touchdowns-the Sooners look like a team no one wants to line up against when the bright lights come on.

What: No. 2 Oklahoma vs. The winners of the CFP semifinal will meet for the national championship on January 8 in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

As a player who has made headlines for some of his on-field antics directed at opponents, he understands it's not personal - it's just about winning. Georgia, which rebounded from a regular-season loss to Auburn, is ranked No. 3.